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Feb 5, 2013 9:00am EST
portrayal of an unhinged cia operative in the hit series "homeland." what '90s tv show did she get her start on? >> a. >> that is correct. what the heck? we didn't need those other answers. oh, somebody might know this one. on "90210." >> i'm a big fan. >> so am i. where tiffani played the lovely yet conniving valerie in the later seasons, what was the name of the gang's popular after-school hangout? willie wants the answer. >> the peach pit. >> changing the rules. >> forget about it. >> we can do whatever you want? >> you can do whatever you want. natalie, for you, whatever you want. >> oh, thank you. >> which melodrama used the following tagline, lying, cheating, stealing, sechlt duction, backstabbing betrayal? >> melrose place or, as we call it, the fourth hour. >> i'm going to skip one question and dog to this. the theme song for "saved by the bell." i know, so sorry. became quite popular withids si i singing along as it aired. i'm going to play a portion of the song for you. when the music stops, buzz in and give me the next two lines. ♪ i give myself a look i'm just in time
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 9:00am EST
. >>> cia director nominee john brennan faces tough questions at his confirmation hearing. big topic is certain to be drone strikes and the administration's rational for targeting americans suspected of being operational leaders of al qaeda overseas. hours before the hearing the white house is giving some members of congress a classified justice department memo detailing the legal grounds for those drone strikes. >>> today house democrats are expected to unveil their own proposals on gun control. according to the associated press, the plan calls for banning assault weapons, requiring background checks for all gun sales and barring ammunition magazines that carry more than 10 rounds. proposals come two months after the shootings at sandy hook elementary school. >>> the pentagon is cutting back the number of aircraft carriers in and around the persian gulf from two to one because of budget cuts. the move is expected to save several hundred million dollars. there have been two carriers in the region, though, for the last two years. >>> researchers say there's a new strain of whooping cough
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 7:00am EST
government. will the controversy threaten the president's nominee for cia director when he faces lawmakers today. >>> and skin is out. the fashion warning sent to some of the biggest names in music ahead of sunday's grammy award. but will the stars cover up today, thursday, february 7th, 2013. >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on thursday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm matt lauer. we're starting to get a much clearer picture this morning of exactly where that powerful nor'easter is headed and just how much snow we're going to be seeing. >> a lot of people bracing themselves. it's expected to start tomorrow morning and could make travel an absolute nightmare. some airlines are already waiving penalties for customers who have flights booked to the northeast in the coming days and want to make changes. al has been monitoring all these different models and we're going to get to him in a moment. >> when you look at that satellite image, it's the two systems that come together that will create the problem. >>> also ahead a controversy raging over a fraternity party labele
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 7:00am PST
faces his confirmation hearing to be the new cia director. brennan has been the architect of the drone policy and one of its biggest defenders. >> it's a surgical precision, the ability to eliminate the cancerous tumor called an al qaeda terrorist. >> brennan will be facing other questions during today's hearing including what he need about enhanced interrogation techniques when he served as top ranking cia official during the bush administration. another issue likely to come up his acknowledgement that he's been questioned by federal prosecutors investigating national security leaks under president obama. brennan told the senate intelligence committee he's been told by his lawyer he's only a witness in those probes. >> michael isikoff, thank you. ron widen is a member of the intelligence committee and has pressed the white house for more information on its drone policy. senator, thank you for being with us. first yes, are you satisfied after saying the president was practicing secret law and stone calling, are you satisfied these memos are being released to some members of congress? >
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Feb 8, 2013 7:00am EST
hackers, natalie. >> absolutely. pete williams in washington, thanks so much. >>> tough questions for cia director nominee john brennan. nbc's capital hill correspondent kelly o'donnell has more. good morning, kelly. >> good morning, natalie. some of the country's deepest secrets were part of the intense hearings, grilling top officials over benghazi attacks and those drone strikes and that attracted protesters. >> pakistan, somalia. >> reporter: anger over targeted killings. >> please remove -- >> reporter: and senators who say the cia and white house won't give them answers. >> the committee is just stonewalled. >> reporter: john brennan, if confirmed as the next cia director. but struggled to explain if he was involved in waterboarding yet -- >> i did not stop the use of those techniques. >> reporter: he once said those techniques had saved lives but now -- >> waterboarding is something that never should have been employed. >> reporter: senators pressed outgoing leon panetta and dempsey about whether military help was too far away to rescue the slain americans. >> the biggest problem t
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Feb 6, 2013 7:00am EST
more transparency about the strikes and is expected to target john brennan during his cia confirmation hearings, beginning tomorrow. president obama on tuesday urged congress to act. >> they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay economically damaging effect of the sequester for a few more months. >> reporter: if you think of it as a t-bone stake, the sequester is like a butcher's knife, lobbing off a big piece. republicans want to avoid the cuts but dismissed the president's proposed solution outright. the white house has made other news this week, saying the president will head to israel for the first time for the first time since taking office this spring, savannah. he is scheduled to arrive there, but the white house won't confirm the exact date. >>> chuck todd joins us now. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. >> we have known for a while the u.s. government has authorized strikes against american citizens believed to be al qaeda leaders. what we learn in this memo is the legal justification for that. some are concerned
NBC
Feb 8, 2013 4:00am PST
obama wants to head the cia. john brennan was pressed hard on the use of drones and enhanced interrogation techniques by members of the senate intelligence committee. government memos leaked earlier this week showed drones had been cleared for use against u.s. citizens suspected of working as terrorists. nbc's tracie potts is live with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. brennaned defended and strongly defended the use of drones but distanced himself from how the bush administration questioned terror suspects. >> truth, the full truth and nothing but the truth. >> reporter: it looks like john brennan is gaining the support of several lawmakers, after defending drone attacks on terror suspects and even americans. at least three killed so far. >> any american who did that should know well that they in fact are part of an enemy against us and that the united states will do everything possible to destroy that enemy to save american lives. >> reporter: drones are used against imminent threats, he said, not as payback. but some are still concerned if it's le
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
expect hagel to be confirmed. >>> it could be a grueling day for president obama's pick to head the cia. john brennan will face tough questions from democrats and republicans during his confirmation hearing. brennan, the president's chief counterterrorism adviser, is under scrutiny for the administration's use of drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists overseas. the senate intelligence committee will also likely grill him over his support for the bush administration's interrogation policies. brennan served in the cia under president george w. bush. >>> members of the senate intelligence committee will soon learn more about the obama administration's drone program. the white house says the justice department sent classified advice about the program to the senate and house intelligence committees. the documents reportedly state that it is legal for the government to kill u.s. citizens overseas if it believes they're high-ranking terrorists who are trying to kill americans. >>> and a drastic call by the pentagon this morning ahead of what could be huge budget cuts next month. the navy w
NBC
Feb 6, 2013 4:00am PST
head the cia. >>> a powerful earthquake that hit the south pacific. it struck near the solomon islands and generated a tsunami wave over three feet high and reports are saying that at least five people were killed. people were evacuated in fiji. warnings that have been issued have been canceled. some homes were seriously damaged by the waves there. >>> as a young victim of the alabama standoff celebrates his 6th birthday today. this as investigators continue to comb the underground fortress and property of his captor. >> reporter: the fbi released these photos of the suspect's property, along with more detailed information about the rescue of 5-year-old ethan. nbc news has learned as a result of ongoing negotiations, the kidnapper, jimmy lee dykes. was expecting a delivery of additional comfort items. four members of the hostage team approached the bunker and opened the hatch dropping in a flash bang device to distract dykes. he was disoriented but managed to fire one shot. the hostage team shot and killed dykes and then rescued ethan. they found explosive devices, one inside the bunke
NBC
Feb 6, 2013 4:30am EST
the cia is launching many of its deadly strikes. "the new york times" reports that a remote base in saudi arabia is home to the drones. it's from there that the u.s. conducts strikes against militants in yemen, including the attack that killed al qaeda operative anwar awlaki. >> using drones against american citizens like awlaki. americans affiliated with al qaeda could be targeted by drones even if they don't pose an imminent threat. several legal analysts say the policy threatens constitutional rights and provides dangerous definitions of self-defense and what constitutes an imminent attack. the obama administration says it's confident the attacks follow federal and international haugh. >>> new this morning, 11 massachusetts pharmacies are being forced to shut down after inspections prompted by a deadly meningitis outbreak. the state inspected compounding pharmacies over the past month. all are similar to the new england compounding center found to be producing a contaminated steroid that led to 45 meningitis death and sickened more than 600 people. of the shutdowns, several did n
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:30am EST
wednesday night. iran claims it's video extracted from the cia sentinel drone captured in 2011. the footage shows an airport in a surrounding city said to be kandahar in afghanistan. it also shows the drone allegedly landing at a base in eastern iran. now iran claimed it took control of the drone and landed it, but u.s. officials say the drone malfunctioned, and it was forced it land. that is the latest from the newscast. back to you. >> all right. thanks. >>> it could be a grueling day for president obama's pick to head the cia. john brennan will face tough questions from democrats and republicans during his confirmation hearing. brennan, who is the president's chief counterterrorism adviser now, is under scrutiny for the administration's use of drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists overseas. the senate intelligence committee will also likely grill him over his support for the bush administration's interrogation policies. brennan served in the cia under president george w. bush. >>> today is defense secretary leon panetta's turn to answer questions about september's deadly att
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Feb 7, 2013 5:00am EST
case. >>> sparks could fly on capitol hill today when president obama's choice to head the cia answers questions at his confirmation hearing. democrats and republicans on the senate intelligence committee will likely grill john brennan. brennan, the chief counterterrorism adviser now, is under scrutiny for the administration's use of drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists overseas. the senate intelligence committee will also likely grill him over his support for the bush administration's interrogation policies. brennan served in the cia under president george w. bush. >>> and leon panetta will testify before congress today perhaps for the final time as defense secretary. he and the chairman of the joint chiefs will answer questions about september's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. they'll fill in the armed services committee on the results of the defense department's internal review of the attack. four americans were killed including ambassador chris stevens. >>> today house democrats are expected to offer their own gun control proposals. people fami
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Feb 8, 2013 4:00am EST
next few days. >>> 18 after the hour now. john brennan is on track to be the next cia director despite -- members of the senate intelligence committee grilled brennan about his defense of unmanned drones to target and kilter roar suspects overseas. that includes u.s. citizens. he told the committee that the obama administration only uses drone strikes when there are no other options. >> i think there is a misimpression on the part of american people who believe we take strikes to punish terrorists for past transgressions. nothing could be further from the truth. we only take such actions as a last resort to save lives when there's no other alternative to taking an action that's going to mitigate that threat. >> pro esters interrupted the hearing several times much the head of the committee, dianne feinstein had capitol police clear the room of all spectators. that hearing later resumed with only senate staff members and reporters there. >>> today comedian stephen colbert will speak to democrats in leesburg, virginia. the talk show host will address the conference. he was invite
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Feb 7, 2013 4:30am EST
coming up. >> we'll have more later today, bill. >>> president obama's nominee to head the cia can look forward to a grilling on capitol hill this morning. during confirmation hearings, john brennan will be asked to explain the legal justification for predator drone strikes against u.s. citizens. lawmakers are expected to zero on on mr. obama's chief terrorist adviser and what he knew and when he knew it. the tactic faces new recruit any of after release of confidential documents. >>> and there are documents showing drones used to kill members of al qaeda. that brought back after demands of the legal justification for the strikes. late wednesday the white house bowed to growing political pressure and agreed to hand over the documents to congress. >>> senator dianne feinstein said lawmakers should know what brennan knew and when he knew it. she released a statement, it is critical for the committee's oversight function to fully understand the legal basis for all the counterterrorism operation. >> last summer, brennan said the use of drone strikes by the u.s. has turned al qaeda into quot
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Feb 6, 2013 5:00am EST
cia launches many of the attacks. a remote base in saudi arabia is home to a large portion of drone operations. it is from there that the u.s. conducts strikes against militants in yemen, including the attack that killed u.s.-born al qaeda born anwar awlaki. it's prompting major concerns among legal experts this morning. nbc news obtained a memo saying americans affiliated with al qaeda could be targeted by drones even if they don't pose an imminent threat. like awlaki, the potential targets don't have to be charged with any crime. legal analysts say that threatens constitutional rights and broadens the definition of self-defense. >> it is a chilling document. it sets out the government's claimed authority to carry out the targeted killing of american citizens but the limits are vague and elastic and see how they could be manipulated. >> it really is unreasonable to expect that the u.s. will always have specific evidence about a plot. >> the obama administration says it is confident the strikes follow federal and international law. >>> president obama is expected to hak his first tr
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Feb 8, 2013 5:00am EST
. >>> it appears john brennan is on track to become the next cia director despite harsh criticism from docrats and republicans. this was yesterday. members of the senate and intelligence committee dprild him about unhan manned drones killi killing terror suspects overseas. he said the obama administration only uses drone strikes when there is -- >>> stephen colbert shows off the conservative streak on his show. he's changing his tune and reaching across the aisle to democrats. the faux conservative -- he will ab the at the launds down resort. nancy pelosi invited colbert to the retreat. she said we assume this is his try at bipartisanship. >>> getting ready for a historic winter storm. two storms over several northeastern states prompting blizzard warnings in parts of new england as well. the massive storm is head hadded straight for boston. that has millions of people scramble to get ready. jay gray is live in boss at any with a look at how people are preparing. jay, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, aaron. time to prepare is running out. the storm expected to really mak
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Feb 8, 2013 5:00am PST
director of the cia before taking over the department of defense. lawmakers now talking about the man pegged to take over the cia, john brennan. "today in the bay's" tracie potts is live on capitol hill with all of the details on brennan's confirmation hearing. tracie, a lot going on. busy day for everybody. >> it's been a busy time when it comes to confirmation hearings and we have brennan to gave a strong defense of the use of drones by this administration. this is something he was right in the middle of. there are lots of questions here lawmakers want to know if the obama administration has been using these drones against american citizens in a couple of cases. we know yes. brennan said if he's are americans who have gone overseas and aligned themselves with al qaeda, they have to know we're going to do whatever possible to save lives. this is not something that's done as retribution. it's something done when they believe there's an imminent attack. he also talked about back in the bush administration when he was a deputy director of the cia interrogation tactics in question back t
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Feb 7, 2013 4:30am PST
to you, jon and laura. >> thanks so much. 4:48. president obama's nominee to head the cia will be in the hot seat later this morning. that's when john brennan will go before a senate panel confirmation hearing. brennan is being tasked to defend the obama administration's use of unmanned drones to kill terror suspects. he helped run the drone program. >> we have a high confidence that they are being done for the right reasons in the right way. >> what qualifies as an imminent threat that would warn taking a life without any kind of proceeding or any kind of review by anyone else? >> brennan is expected to face questioning on his role in the controversial terrorist interrogations used by the bush administration. >>> we're happy to report things are back to normal this morning for a san francisco tourist attraction after grinding to a scary halt yesterday. a spokesperson from san francisco municipal transportation agency says a bolt stuck right in the tracks appears to have caused a cable car accident that injured a total of ten people. the cable car was filled with tourists and loca
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
, and, sylvia, i am so grateful that you put up with him. your leadership of the cia will forever be remembered for the blows that we struck against al qaeda and perhaps the greatest intelligence success in american history, delivering justice to osama bin laden. [applause] by then, leon had every right to expect that he could return home, and i admit that when we first asked him to lead the pentagon, his answer was simple -- no. but i kept asking him. i am persistent. that is how michelle married me. i just kept at it, and it is a testament to his patriotism, to his sense of duty that leon agreed to serve on this one last tour. perhaps it was the memory of his parents opening their homes up to g.i.'s headed to the pacific. perhaps it was leon, who served himself, a young lieutenant in the army. perhaps it was the experience of watching his youngest son deployed to afghanistan. what we do know is this -- as our nation's's 23rd secretary of defense, in every action leon panetta has taken, every decision he has made has been with one goal in mind -- taking care of our sons and our daug
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Feb 8, 2013 6:00am PST
. panetta, the secretary of defense, former one, now also the director of cia at the time osama bin laden was killed. the sendoff ceremony for panetta will be held later on today. >>> 6:14. get that one. apple has so much cash it could actually build the 49ers n stadium 100 times over. >> that is a lot of money and this morning growing pressure for the most successful company to share some of that money with shareholders. scott mcgrew joining us now. apple almost hoarding that cash. >> i think that's right. even apple's biggest critic says he understands why. in the '90s apple almost went bankrupt and david einhorn compares that to his grandmother who survived the depression. einhorn is pressuring apple to give money to investors in the form of dividend. apple pay as small dividend but it makes so much money that dividend doesn't even keep up with the increase in the cash pile. how big of a pile? according to wikipedia, a space shuttle launch costs around half a billion dollars. at 140 billion in savings, apple has enough money to have paid for every single launch ever. in fact, it
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2013 2:00pm EST
what cia's response is. the report called into question whether any information was unique. >> fair enough. the secretary comment's are indirect -- you told me a couple days ago when we met that the study was not objective, and it was a prosecutor's brief, written with an eye toward finding problems. you went on to say your withholding judgment until you read the response. my understanding is from what he said, that is what you are going to do. suppose the cia takes a position and finds that the conclusions are wrong. i know john brennan well enough to note that you are quick to stand up and say what is on your mind and what ever you conclude. i am not want to ask you for response to that, but i know you will give us your thoughts and opinions about cia's response to it and how we move forward with this. >> i will do that. >> thank you very much. >> senator wyden. i mean senator rockefeller. >> thank you, madam chair. i just made a comment to the chair, mr. brennan, that i have been through a whole lot of confirmation hearings in 28 years here, including quite a few cia directors. i
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Feb 7, 2013 6:00am PST
man picked to lead the cia. >>> a beautiful shot over san jose. a live look for you there. the mountains, the sun coming up. that's a nice way to energize your thursday morning. we've got more coming up in minutes. ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪ ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. >>> a hospital fined for failing to treat a heart attack patient. the nine-minute wait that cost a man his life just ahead. >>> massive aftershock. another quake hits the solomon islands as the tsunami death toll rises. >>> a live look at wall street this morning as we await the opening bell. hoping for a good day, good numbers on this thursday, february 7th. this is "today in the
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Feb 7, 2013 5:00am PST
story coming up. >>> good thursday morning to you. president obama's nominee to head the cia will be in the hot spe seat when he goes been a senate panel confirmation hearing later this morning. tracie potts is here now. >> john brennan is the president's top counterterror adviser and right in the middle of this big issue of the use of unmanned drones to track down and kill terror suspects even if they are american citizens. democrats and republicans here have big questions about that. the administration just on the eve of his questioning of his confirmation hearing today released what was a confidential classified memo explaining why the government thinks this is legal and why it's justified. he's likely to face questions about that today. also, brennan was at the cia for 25 years and worked under the bush administration when there were lots of questions about the interrogation tactics the cia was using on terror suspects. think waterboarding. remember that? he's going to face questions about that as well and in a written response to the committee not only does he defend the use of dro
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Feb 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
brennan is somebody i worked with the at the director of cia and continued to work with in this capacity. i found him to be responsible about how we can effectively conduct operations again al qaeda and against those that would attack this country. he is -- as somebody said, a straight shooter. somebody who, you know, gives you his best opinion, he doesn't play games. he is somebody who i think, you know, can honestly represent the best protection in this country in that job. >> thank you very much. i want to thank you for your forthright comments today about the sequester. ironically, as i take some notes what you said and in the statement. it appears as of today the greatest threat to american national security is the united states congress. thank you, mr. secretary. thank you, senator. senator nelson. after senator nelson, the first round will be over. there may be a number of us that want a few minutes on the second round. you have been here for about three hours and you may need a fife or ten minute break. do you want that immediately following senator nelson or go right th
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Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
. to save american lives. >> the white house says john brennan has the experience to lead the cia. they've knowledge outside concerns on the war on terror. >> he thinks that it is legitimate to ask questions about how we prosecute the war against al qaeda. >> the drone strike program is not the only issue likely to come out. expect lawmakers to ask about his stance on enhanced interrogation techniques. at his role in leaks of secret government operations. >> an update on chuck hagel. we haven't heard anything on him. >> the vote to confirm him was supposed to happen today, this morning. it was postponed last night. the head of the committee said the senate group is not done reviewing the nomination. some republicans have a press concerned about some answers last week, the lack of details about money he has received over the past five years. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> it is taken almost 10 years but apple has reached a new milestone -- 25 billion songs on itunes. it was purchased by a customer in germany who received a gift card worth more than $13,000. custom must download 1
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Feb 8, 2013 4:30am PST
. panetta was the director of the cia at the time osama bin laden was killed. no word on what he plans to do or if he'll move back to his home on the central coast. an armed forces farewell ceremony will be held later today. >>> spotlight in washington on john brennan, the man nominated to replace leon panetta. he's being considered by the senate after thursday's confirmation hearing. during that hearing brennan facing tough questions about the drone program and interrogation techniques. he did win praise aligning himself with the administration's decisions and he defended u.s. drone attacks on terror suspects. >> any american who did that should know well that they in fact are part of an enemy against us and that the united states will do everything possible to destroy that enemy to save american lives. >> he pointed out drones are used against imminent threats and not as payback. he distanced himself from how the previous administration questioned terror suspects. democrats very confident brennan will be confirmed. >>> it's 4:52. romo meets romo. see what happens when two of the bigg
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
confirmationing hearing for cia director nominee john brennan this afternoon. live coverage is on c-span at 2:30 eastern. members of the senate intelligence committee are expected to is ask about drone strikes and terror suspects. at the wilson center last april, mr. brennan said drone strikes are legal, ethical and wise. >> i stand here as someone who has been involved with our nation's security for more than 30 years. i have a profound appreciation for the truly remarkable capabilities of our counterterrorism professionals and our relationships with other nations. and we must never compromise them. i will not discuss the sensitive details of any specific operation today. i will not, nor will i ever, publicly divulge sensitive intelligence sources is and methods, for when that happens, our national security is endangered, and lives can be lost. at the same time, we reject the notion that any discussion of these matters is a step onto a slippery slope that inevitably endangers our national security. too often that fear can become an excuse for saying nothing at all which creates a v
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